Introduction to Groves, Texas
Groves, Texas, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles N of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 87 miles E of Houston, Texas. Part of the surrounding Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Groves is home to some 15,733 residents.
During the early years of the 20th century, rice farming was the main occupation of the few early settlers who had chosen Groves area as their home. Wiley Choate, who was employed by the Griffing Brothers Nursery, oversaw the planting of 2,500 pecan trees in 1919. This led to the city of Groves developing into one of the most beautiful communities in the region. It had its first post office in 1927.
Groves and nearby Attractions
- Port Groves Golf Course
- Groves City Park
- Museum of the Gulf Coast
- Big Thicket National Preserve
- Sea Rim State Park
Things To Do In Groves
Gardening is among the most popular activity in this area and is greatly helped by the plentiful rainfall and near sub-tropical climate. The residents of Groves organize a variety of seasonal activities that range from youth soccer to youth baseball. Lions Park operates a community swimming pool. The city is also home to a 9-hole golf course and a water park. There are excellent hunting and fishing areas nearby. The annual Texas Pecan Festival is a local celebration that features rides, musical acts, food, and many other activities.
Chennault International Airport can be reached within an hour’s drive.
Groves Higher Education
Lamar University, Mcneese State University, and Lee College offer programs for higher studies.